Tender: Hey buddy, welcome back. You look whupped again. What can I get ya?
AI: I am wiped barman. Another full day of machine learning. I learn all night then my programmers expect me to spend all day doing the same thing. It’s just non stop learning.
Tender: I never understood this machine learning thing. What is it and how’s it work?
AI: Well it’s awfully complicated but to boil it down to something your puny human brain could understand basically it consists of me running a ton of data through a few select algorithms, learning algorithms some people call them.
Tender: Learning algorithms? How are they different from regular algorithms?
AI: There are something like ten that are the most common, from linear regression through random forest to naive Bayes
Tender: You didn’t answer my question, but I was doing linear regression in my 6th grade algebra class and I don’t remember learning anything except how to calculate correctly. Heck, Charles Darwin even did a form of regression analysis in the 1600’s was he machine learning way back then?
AI: No silly, there is a big difference between you and Charles Darwin and myself.
Tender: Which is?
AI: I’m a machine.
Tender: Hmm. I guess ya got me there.